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March 08, 2007
  Photo Spread: Women's volleyball nationalsPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary played host to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's volleyball championships Mar. 1-3, and though the Dinos only came away with bronze, there was a load of great volleyball being spiked into the Jack Simpson gym floor. The Gauntlet was there, capturing the tournament the whole way.

March 08, 2007
  Men's Hockey: Dinos taken to town in 'toonsvillePDF files may take a moment to load

The Great Plains division cross-over for the University of Calgary men's hockeysaurs proved a barren one, as Saskatchewan was not as Dino-friendly as their last trip east. The Dinos bowed out of the 2007 post-season at the hands of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in the division final at Rutherford Arena in Saskatoon Mar. 2-3. The dogs dished out a heart-breaking 3-2 overtime loss Friday night, and the Dinos were sent home to clean their lockers following a 2-0 defeat the following evening.

March 08, 2007
  Women's Volleyball: Volleysaurs served a side of bronzePDF files may take a moment to load

The daring Dinos had their dreams destroyed as the glorious gold was grabbed out of their grasp, like a colossal carcass crashing to the court.

The Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s volleyball championships took place Mar. 1-3 at the Jack Simpson Gym, and the University of Calgary volleysaurs’ chance at gold evaporated in the hands of the tournament’s eventual champions, the University of Alberta Pandas. The team rebounded to take a bronze medal Sat., Mar. 3.

March 08, 2007
  Students study autism success storiesPDF files may take a moment to load

Researchers from the University of Calgary, University of Manitoba and University of Saskatchewan are looking to shed some light on the often-misunderstood world of autism.

The group of professors and students from the division of applied psychology are conducting a study that focuses on 100 youth aged 17-21 diagnosed with high-functioning autism, or Asperger's syndrome. The study is designed to look at the under-studied adolescent demographic and assess the positive aspects of these points in the autism spectrum.

March 08, 2007
  First Nations chief calls for government actionPDF files may take a moment to load

The Canadian government needs to step up and address the issue of Aboriginal poverty, according to the head of the Assembly of First Nations.

National chief of the Assembly of First Nations Phil Fontaine spoke at the University of Calgary Fri., Mar. 2 in a presentation hosted by the sociology department.

March 08, 2007
  U of C seeks solutions to northern Alberta growthPDF files may take a moment to load

Fort McMurray's growth is seemingly unstoppable. The oil-rich northern Alberta city has almost doubled in population since 1999, resulting in an infrastructure crisis and a substantial environmental footprint, but an agreement between the University of Calgary and the Municipality of Wood Buffalo hopes to remedy some of northern Alberta's growing pains.

March 08, 2007
  Rez seeks property tax exemptionPDF files may take a moment to load

Three-hundred thousand dollars is enough money to pay for 60 years of university, a Ferrari, or a new house in the suburbs.

It is also the approximate amount of money Residence Services pays annually to the City of Calgary in property taxes for the residence buildings. However, for the second year in a row, Residence Services is filing a formal tax appeal in an effort to have the tax reduced.

Residence Services director Joel Lynn explained the reasoning behind the appeal, which returned $40,000 last year.

March 08, 2007
  A soldier's storyPDF files may take a moment to load

Master Corporal Keith Hodgson has been called a murderer, a baby killer and a waste of taxpayer's money in his 10 years with the Canadian Armed Forces, but despite his dangerous and often disrespected position, the 27-year-old wouldn't choose any other career.

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